R+Co Chiffon Styling Mousse gives you the top three things every person wants for their hair; volume, body and shine! So of course I can't keep this to myself, use it for all lengths of hair looking for a soft touchable texture with movement.
Favorite ingredient Black Polynesian Volcanic Sand which gives us a heat and color protection leaving the hair conditioned.
Starting out with a golf ball size, place chiffon all over your hands and in between your fingers apply generously.
I always like to comb this product through to make sure we have an even application from roots to ends.
After our toss dry you'll see the shine and body come to life. One of the biggest pros is that it isn't sticky once it's on the hair.
I just finished the look off with a classic round brush keeping the texture fun with moving around her layers. I would recommend chiffon for people who don't like the feeling of product and enjoy soft hair.
R+Co High Dive Moisture Shine Cream, cause people keep telling me that winter is coming. This has been one of my go to products in the salon for seeking styles that favor moisture over hold; smooth textured looks. High Dive is developed to seal the hair shaft with locking out frizz leaving behind a deep hydration and reflective shine.
Favorite ingredient in this product is sunflower seed extract which conditions the hair while giving moisture.
Start with towel dry hair, in this case we only conditioned with R+Co Gemstone.
Applying a generous amount of High Dive in your hands push the product all over your hands but mostly in between your fingers.
After combing the product through you can instantly start to see the shine reflect. This can also be doubled as a leave in conditioner.
I did a simple flat brush blow out to maintain this smooth textured look. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for less frizz and over all touchable feel.
R+Co Cactus texturizing shampoo, cause we all could use a little bit of texture in our lives. First of all I'm head over heels for this new addition. It enhances your natural texture perfect for the low maintenance looks while giving an effortless beachy hair. All you have to do is shampoo your hair and follow it with no conditioner.
Favorite ingredient in this product is diatomaceous earth which helps at grip and absorbs oils.
Using about the size of a quarter you will notice it has a wonderful lather and smell.
After only shampoo you will start to see the magic working.
To have a more unified curl/wave I took small sections and twisted them. Still only having used Cactus.
Then defusing the hair till it's 100% dry.
So as you can see this gave us a no fuss lived in look. Easy for our on the go clients or just wanted to shake up your hair routine.
Photographer: Conner Allen
Model: Kaila Briann
Cheers to my Anna Karina inspiration shoot!
Model the lovely Anne-Claire
Camera Man Conner Allen
I was apart of a fun collaboration this past weekend with Colorist Mellisa Johnson & Editorial Stylist Douglas McCoy. The plan was to show off Keune new Color Cravings to their full potential.
Model: Alaska Bruneaua
House of POp got taken over by the amazing DJ Muldoon yesterday!
This Bob stretched me to learn some many new things. I loved every moment of it.
I feel so lucky to be able to work with some of the best people in my industry. To be able to continue my education and be more well rounded in what I love.
Here's some photos from my advanced blow dry class I took with Douglas McCoy.
After with the lovely Madisen Welliver
This week my mentor had me trim the beast off his face!
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This is my go to product out of the whole line. I'm not one that enjoys fresh clean texture so being able to grab a can of this and go to town is just what I love. It gives me that perfect control with absorbing the oil at my roots and leaves me with this great volume. I can just use my hands and shake it in or I can take a brush and mold it the way I like.
Silica (which removes and absorbs oil in the hair)
Pro Vitamin B5 (which thickens and adds volume to the hair)
This past Monday I was so thrilled to share my knowledge with my teammates on the art of blowout's and R+Co.
I was able to demo a round brush set with some of my knowledge of R+Co products.
The lovely Joni was my model!
I'm looking forward to be teaching more class in the House of POp. Having the opportunity to grow in my own salon is everything I've wanted in reaching my goal to becoming an R+Co educator.
I have the best support with my team and I'm looking forward to our future with the House of POp.
Exciting news I am directing my first education class for House Of POp this coming Sunday. This class will be a foundation class on styling and it gives me great joy to be getting back into teaching.
I'm looking for a darling gal with mid to long hair that's available July 26th at 11:00am till about noon.
Also would like to gear up some new faces for more hair stories. Male or female wanting a new haircut.
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I'm am one of the lucky ones that got to be mentored under such an amazing man. The one and only Douglas McCoy we have been working together since 2011. I've seen him shape his brand House of POp from the beginning and being able to help make his dream come true has been so motivating to pushing myself to the next step of my career and making my own dreams come true.
Douglas encourages me to get myself out there and play around with not just hair but with other mediums of art like film and photography. He has shown me that I can leave a mark in the industry and I can't wait to show the world everything I know.
One of the my favorite memories with this man is when we were sitting down and talking about House of POp and he shared with me that he wants to give everything he knows away, just share with it anyone who is willing to listen and I want to carry that on with my future as well.
I have to admit I have a huge weak spot for anything that has to deal with curls. So styling Tony's hair for this mini series was a must.
For starters I wanted to have his curl show but also with control so naturally I choose R+Co Bel Air Shampoo and Conditioner. With one of the main ingredients being rice extract it will smooth the hair, adds shine and helps with retaining moisture.
Once we get Tony back into my chair we towel dry his hair to get prepped for the styling products . I want soft and touchable curls so I go for R+Co Aircraft pomade mousse cocktailed with a few drops of R+Co Tinsel smoothing oil. This will make it so the I have a good amount of hold with a splash of shine and mobility.
Then taking a diffuser to bring out his curls without becoming a giant frizz ball. I slowly move his hair around until you reach the shape you want. Follow through with a couple of drop of R+Co Tinsel smoothing oil to control those little flyaway. Now Tony can take on his day with a strong curly style with touchable texture.
Cheers my friends
I had a ton of fun playing around with Ashley's hair, what my vision was to give her this lived in dreamy style with just my round brush and my dryer.
First thing I did was washed her hair with R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. Even though she has a good amount of hair I wanted to obtain a bit of body and grip with the wash. Fun little tip all of R+Co Shampoo & Conditioners have a built in heat protectant.
Next on towel dry hair I sprayed R+Co Dallas Thickening spray from roots to ends so I can control her hair and add some shine when I use my round brush.
After drying the hair I wanted more of a broken up look so I added about a nickel size of R+Co Mannequin styling paste. Which will give us this lovely pieces look using my hands to break it up.
Once I got the desired look I used my secret weapon R+Co Outer Space which gives me the best flexible hold without feeling crunchy.
Till next time xoxo
I've been wanting to start a little project where I can share my knowledge and love for hair and starting a blog was were I needed to be! On this site you will see many tutorials, hair stories and my thoughts on what is trending.
First let me tell you a little about myself: I am a hairdresser at House of POp located in the Pacific North West. My passion for hair professional started back in 2010. I'm an exculsive R+Co product lover. What gets me going is lived in textures that looks like you've been on stage rocking out for the past few hours!
I can't wait to to take you on this journey